Minister Nzimande

SA varsities closed over fee increases

PRETORIA. — Student protests over fee increases which have resulted in the closure of several universities were not a national crisis, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said yesterday as he an...
burundi

AU urged to act fast on Burundi

ADDIS ABABA. – The African Union’s Peace and Security Council on Saturday recommended the organisation hasten plans for sending troops to Burundi should violence worsen and called for investiga...
elections

Burkina Faso polls slated for Nov 29

Ouagadougou. — Burkina Faso’s interim government confirmed on Wednesday that presidential and parliamentary elections initially set for October, but delayed by a failed coup, would go ahead on Novemb...
General Riah Phiyega

S. Africa police chief suspended

CAPE TOWN. – A visibly upset General Riah Phiyega left a meeting in Parliament yesterday, minutes after the Presidency announced her suspension as national police commissioner.
Nelson Mandela

I was persecuted by Mandela — SA king

MTHATHA. — An unrepentant AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has promised to fight his court case to the bitter end. The controversial king, who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Cou...
Obed Bapela

SA to pull out of ICC

JOHANNESBURG. — The ANC has taken a resolution to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court. Chairperson of the ANC’s sub-committee on International Relations, Obed Bapela, announce...